Sanjay is my neighbor...right next door and this was my first time meeting him. Except that he wasn't interested in meeting me. He stared at the floor as he walked swiftly past me...having just put his clothes in the dryer.
I'm sure he could tell why I was there...what with the giant white laundry basket that held my unmentionables. I tried to say hello to him but he wouldn't look me in the eye. Whatever...maybe young men from India don't look old white ladies in the eye.
An hour later I went down with another giant laundry basket to find that he hadn't retrieved his clothes yet. I was pretty sure he saw me...but maybe not. Maybe I'm invisible.
While I was watching The Young and The Restless at 11am...I told the kids that we were going to the store when it was over. We needed milk and I needed a few more ingredients for Red Beans and Rice that I planned to make for dinner.
I put their shoes on, gathered my list, my coupons, my purse and my phone. And then we walked out the door and realized that we couldn't leave the parking lot.
Someone is moving and blocking the driveway to the back parking lot. Dang it!
I wrangled the crying children back into the apartment and tried to explain to them that I can't get my giant SUV out of the driveway. That we can't go to the store. I'm sooooo sorry.
Then because I didn't have anything else to do...I vacuumed, put my laundry away, made a play area for the kids on the patio and ate a pop tart.
I kept checking to see if the truck was still there...and it was. And then I saw Sanjay. Sanjay is the one moving. Sure would have been nice of him to mention that he'd be blocking the driveway when he ignored me in the laundry room this moring.
At 3:30pm...iKeith finally stopped ignoring my iChat messages and I informed him that the Red Beans and Rice was not to be. Not today. And he suggested that I WALK with TWO preschoolers to the store.